This evening, the U.S. Senate failed to vote to on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This law would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks when babies are scientifically proven to feel pain.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding today’s pro-life bill:
“After today’s vote, we now see Senator Doug Jones’ true colors. We will not forget his vote to block this bill banning late-term abortions. It is disgraceful that Senator Jones, who claims to want to ‘give voice to the challenges that face so many of our most vulnerable Americans’ would refuse to be a voice for the most vulnerable of them all: innocent lives in the womb. As one of the strongest pro-life states in the nation, Alabamians will hold Senator Jones accountable for this vote and every move he makes in the future regarding legislation that supports life at all stages.”
“With the science to prove unborn babies can feel pain at 20 weeks, it is an absolute tragedy that the United States is one out of seven nations to allow late-term abortions. This being said, there is no reason for the United States Senate not to have enough votes to pass this bill. It is heartbreaking that any U.S. Senator would stay silent and deny protection for the most innocent of lives.”
“We applaud Senator Shelby for his support for this bill, along with our Alabama Republican U.S. Representatives in their votes to pass it initially in an earlier vote. Their constant support for policies that support life will always be appreciated and remembered- especially for those who cannot speak for themselves.”